Chapter 9. Managing the vSphere API

So far, we have discussed how to configure and manage different aspects of ESXi and vCenter Server and its peripheral services. We used the cmdlets available in PowerCLI, but the real fun begins now. In this chapter, we will dive into the deep end of the pool and work directly with .NET objects and the vSphere API. It is an amazing way to manage the vSphere world. As we move into the chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Using the Get-View cmdlet to return .NET View objects
  • Using the ExtensionData property to return .NET View objects
  • Using the vSphere API
  • Creating a vSphere scheduled task
  • Configuring Distributed Power Management
  • Configuring Fault Tolerance
  • Managing Content Libraries
  • Managing SRM advanced configurations ...

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